Something Small Gift Box

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  • Something Small Gift Box
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Good things come in small packages. This mini Gift Box features the novella ‘Blue Postcards,’ longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize 2022, and a little sweet treat to snack on while reading. 

About the book

Blue Postcards by Douglas Brunton 

Once there was a street in Paris and it was called the Street of Tailors. This was years back, in the blue mists of memory. Now it’s the 1950s and Henri is the last tailor on the street.

With meticulous precision he takes the measurements of men and notes them down in his leather-bound ledger. He draws on the cloth with a blue chalk, cuts the pieces and sews them together. When the suit is done, Henri adds a finishing touch: a blue Tekhelet thread hidden in the trousers somewhere, for luck.

One day, the renowned French artist Yves Klein walks into the shop, and orders a suit. Set in Paris, this atmospheric tale delicately intertwines three connected narratives and timelines, interspersed with observations of the colour blue. It is a meditation on truth and lies, memory and time and thought.

It is a leap of the imagination, a leap into the void.

What else is in the box?

 1 x mini bar of Bare Bones Chocolate

Some extra things to note…

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